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. >> word came as obama made a trip to baltimore county receive one baltimore county school. he made his way to parkville middle school in center for technology. he was there to discuss the importance of math, science, and technology, saying education is an investment to win the future. tim tooten has more. >> do you guys do a lot of group projects like this? >> president obama spent time with a grade students -- eighth grade status. he was impressed by what he found. >> right now the school is preparing our kids for the jobs and careers in the 21st century. it is a school that north is what kids are paired critique passionate about and prepares them for success. >> the present hosted model programs like this across the nation. he was able to connect the students and their projects. >> he was fascinated by how we could apply an actual cost to a project. >> he was really interested in what we were doing, more than just being a political figure in going around to schools. >> he was interested in what we were doing and what we had to do with education. >> when he started interacting with us, he
arrived in malta. and within minutes of the arrival, the obama administration announced sanctions. muammar gaddafi has been killing of anti-government protesters. here is latest. >> we want to pressure the regime in libya to stop killing its own people. >> sanctioned details are still being worked out. the white house announcement was rushed. gaddafi urged his loyalists to keep fighting. we will kill them, he screamed at a rally in the capital, tripoli. they fired at protesters. 2000 libyans are dead by one account. down the coast, the libyan rebels are battling to march to aaa. hundreds of americans got out of the -- tripoli. hundreds of americans got out on a ferry. they are -- obama is putting pressure calling on nicolas sarkozy saying the dictator had to leave. u.k. prime minister sent gaddafi a warning about war crimes. >> the world is watching you and the world will hold you to this. >> gaddafi could be put on trial for killing peaceful protesters. those are some of the options under a concession -- discussion at the un and being weighed by president obama. wbal-tv 11 news. >> there
will lead to a surge in violence. >> president obama stressed that america is and will be there for both egypt and its people. >> we want all egyptians to know that america will do everything we can to support an orderly and genuine transition to democracy in egypt. >> and the egyptians here and america were paying close attention. we spoke with some living in our area and we are joined from the newsroom with their reactions. >> immediately after the announcement was made, there was a lot of emotion. you could sense out angry everyone was. now they are worried for the future. >> this is a popular cross- section of the egyptian the community. instead of the usual exchange of pleasantries, they comfort each other. >> this is crazy. >> -- was watching in disbelief as media reported the recent developments. he is frustrated to hear that the president will transfer power to the vice president and not step down. >> i am worried. i am very worried about egypt. everyone is happy if he leaves. everyone was worried. >> president mubarak refuses to step down until this term is finished. he has made
days of speculation in the middle east, our nation -- president obama addressed the chaos. >> the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous. it is unacceptable. so are threats and orders to shoot peaceful protesters. >> president joe, -- president obama offered a warning to gaddafi yesterday. and the streets of libya, the fights are becoming more and more frequent and it appears that his control is faltering. >> we do not want to anymore. >> it is those people whom president obama is fighting with. >> the change that is taking place across the region is being driven by the people of the region. >> as the u.s. and other foreign nations were to get their nations out of libya, the affects of the turmoil continue to be felt around the world, including on wall street. [bell ringing] for a second straight day, the chaos pushed the dow down. oil prices past the $100 per barrel mark. and reported half of all production has now been suspended. humanitarian groups have put in the death toll in libya at more than 300. however, earlier today, an italian official said that it is closely --
. >> plus, another massive gas- fueled fire. >> this is the obama misery index. it is set a record high. >> a possible presidential contender comes out swinging. hear what mitt romney had to say about the current administration. >> we are looking for a cold night tonight. we will have the seven day forecast ahead. 25 chilly degrees at the airport. 34 >> flames shot to the sky in eastern ohio. it took several hours to get everything under control. it gives you some idea of how massive the fire was. luckily it happened in a rural area. no injuries have been reported. the same cannot be said about an explosion in eastern pennsylvania. crews inspected a crater where a home once stood. five people including an infant at been confirmed dead. the fire burned for hours as crews tried to shut off the gas. following the explosion, flames spread so quickly there was little firefighters could have done. it is not known exactly what caused that blast. >> the investigation is over as to what caused the evacuation of a baltimore county school. gas fumes forced the evacuation. testing at the school rev
shape still lie ahead. >> president obama sat down for an exclusive one-on-one interview. >> the president sat down with me to discuss a number of banks from his battles with republicans to his budget and even his fight to kick his cigarette habit. president obama is calling for both democrats and republicans to work together on tough issues like medicare and medicaid. >> that is not just coming from me on high. >> why not take the lead? >> some time is something is labeled as the obama-plan, it is difficult for republicans to support it. >> high-speed rail funding was rejected. >> it is a mistake on the part of the governors. you've got three republican governors who felt compelled to come out against a plan in part because we had originally opposed it. >> the president acknowledged that the administration is not doing enough to combat sexual assault in the military. >> we have to have a zero- tolerance attitude. we have to educate our troops on the front end. that is critically important. >> he confirms he has indeed quit smoking for good, no matter how stressful the jo
sanctions on the leader, his family, and close allies. president obama said the dictator should step down after two weeks the bloodshed on libyan streets. >> the draft resolution has been adopted. >> a unanimous vote on saturday night by the u.n. security council sent a strong message to muammar gaddafi. >> when atrocities are committed against in a sense, we must speak with one voice. today, it has. >> after a series of emergency meetings on saturday, all 60 members voted for stiff sanctions against gaddafi. the decisive move follows two weeks of violence. >> the international community will not tolerate violence of any sort. >> the council also agreed to refer the regime's deadly crackdown on protesters to a international court. the actions by the united nations, just hours after the white house issued a statement. president obama said, "when a leader's only means of staying in power is to use violence against his own people, he has lost the legitimacy to role and must leave now." after stern words from the u.s. and international community, the world waits to see out gaddafi response. >
demanded -- he is in the process of bringing in a new government. president obama spoke to his existing counterparts in called for the transition to be peaceful and now. >> there will be difficult days ahead. many questions about the to speak your remain and answered. i'm confident that the people of egypt will find for those answers. >> there is the potential for egypt to slip into a radical islamic state. >> thousands of the diplomats are desperately trying to escape the chaos in cairo and egypt. 150 americans that got out landed in istanbul today. from there, many will travel home. they have ordered all non- emergency staff to get out of egypt. about 1600 americans have left since monday. among those who have fled, local students spoke with us earlier today. two for the middle east in december to study arabic. i said to come home. demonstrations can get out of control. i want to be here. >> i cannot say i did not break down and cry. i knew that she would not want to see me do that she handles things. she flew into philadelphia earlier. >> and photographer who is in egypt when the unr
, president obama is calling the violence there unacceptable and says it must end now. amid reports that a probe of the mubarak supporters are to blame for the violence, obama did not point the finger at mubarak. >> the issues at stake in egypt will not be resolved through violence or suppression. we are encouraged by the restraint that was shown today. we hope that it continues. second, the future of egypt will be determined by its people. it is also clear that there needs to be a transition process that begins now. >> the president also said discussions had begun in egypt on a change of leadership, and that cannot come soon enough for some 100,000 protesters who gathered in tahrir square again today. protesters called it the day of departure. >> aegis defense minister rolled his convoy regius defense minister rolled his convoy into tahrir square today. the people versus the president is a struggle where everyone is standing their ground. >> president mubarak [unintelligible] they are still here and in greater numbers than ever. >> thousands more took to the streets of egypt second
but they will not field a presidential candidate. >> president obama held a news conference to defend his 3.7 trillion dollar budget. he says he is willing to work with republicans in order to change entitlement programs. >> i believe we can find this common ground but we will have to work and we owe the american people a government that lives within its means well still investing in their future. >> the president is confident that changes can be made quickly in order to avoid cutting payments and keeping the program stable. with more and more americans losing their jobs, the number of complaints filed with the equal opportunity commission have skyrocketed. this is 61% up in baltimore alone. >> one case is raising some serious questions about follow through. >> every weekend, this pastor and his wife serve their community at the church. they have had more time there cents a scott was fired from his thinning company. the issue for his boss, working weekends when he needs to be at his church. >> he says, i don't care that your church, you have a job. he did not care about what our responsibilities for.
months of fiscal year 2011. the measure now heads to the democratic-controlled senate. the obama administration has indicated that it would veto any measure containing all the house cuts. in wisconsin, an estimated 70,000 people marched in madison today over the republican-backed bill that would amend the bargaining rights of employees. scott has that story. >> it was the sixth straight day of demonstrations. in this crowd, as many as 70,000, is the largest yet. the state's largest public employee unions now say they will pay more for their health and retirement benefits, but are refusing any limits to their collective bargaining rights pierre >>. >> this is not about money. this is about the republican party trying to squash democrats. >> gov. supporters joined the demonstrations in madison. >> i tried to save my money and i think it is time the state does the same. >> all 14 democratic state senators left the state thursday and are holed up in illinois. without a quorum, the senate can vote on the bill and the fugitive senators say they are prepared to stay four weeks if they h
of protests continues. the obama administration is putting new pressure on major today to work quickly for democratic reform. the edict economy continues to suffer from days of unrest. our reporter has been following developments lie in this deal with the latest. >> senior leadership in egypt has resigned. despite these concessions and others, the president there showed no signs of stepping down anytime soon. protesters continued to take the streets. the government is offering a few compromises. early tonight, the egyptian state announced that the son of mubarak, the successor has been removed. [unintelligible] in washington d.c., marched to the white house. in atlanta, and dozens of people showed up at the cnn center with signs and chanting anti-mubarak sayings. >> of the economy could be off for some time. >> united states is pushing for reform. the arab states are pushing for that president to stay in egypt. they fear that if he goes, they will be next. >> the coverage continues on our website, wbaltv.com. there you can look at the protest and the unrest that is causing around the w
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